C1887

The Emu Plains and Nepean River.

Colonial engraving of Emu Plains. The first British explorers to visit the area surveyed Emu Plains in August 1790 led by Watkin Tench, and named it Emu Island after emus they sighted on the land and in the mistaken belief … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Emu Plains and Nepean River.

Date:

C1887

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

100mm 
x 85mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Emu Plains and Nepean River. - Antique View from 1887

Genuine antique
dated:

1887

Description:

Colonial engraving of Emu Plains.

The first British explorers to visit the area surveyed Emu Plains in August 1790 led by Watkin Tench, and named it Emu Island after emus they sighted on the land and in the mistaken belief that the land was actually on an island in the Nepean River. It was first referred to by its current name by Governor Lachlan Macquarie on 15 April 1814, when he toured the island also realising that it was not an island but a plain that occasionally flooded giving the appearance of an island.

William Hatherell (1855 - 1928)

Painter born in London and studied at the R.A. Schools 1877–9. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and Royal Watercolour Society from 1879, showing portraits, genre and illustrations. He worked for Cassell's, who sent him to Australia as one of the main artists for Picturesque Australia, as well as The Graphic and other American magazines.

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